Taylor Swift's Best Birthday Gift? Donating Money to Education Tuesday, 12.15.2009, 01:53am (GMT-5)
Taylor Swift just keeps getting sweeter. The teen queen turned 20 over the weekend, and according to people, rang in the big day at her family's casa in Hendersonville, Tenn with a holiday-themed party.
Though Taylor dazzled her nearest and dearest with homemade sweet
treats including gingerbread and butter cookies, she gave an even
bigger gift to a charity she holds close to her heart â€” she donated
$250,000 to schools around the country that she's either gone to or
worked with. With that money, teachers can be paid, books can be bought
and other related programs can be created and maintained.
"Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and
especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe
in, which is education," Taylor told the mag. "The schools that I went
to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who
I am, and I wanted to give back."
This is not the first time Taylor has donated money to a charity.
Back in 2008, she donated $100,000 to Cedar Rapids, Iowa branch of the
Red Cross for flood relief when the Cedar River burst its banks,
causing millions of dollars-worth of damage.
Itâ€™s clear that Taylor is all about giving. Can we possibly love her anymore?